Air Quality

Is It Important?

* We spend 80% of our time indoors.
* Each person inhales 3,500 gallons of air every day.
* Polluted air causes 94% of all respiratory problems.

Is the air in my home safe?

Most home inspections exclude indoor air quality so most homeowners aren’t really sure.

There are 2 main types of indoor air pollutants:

Particulates

 

Microscopic particles of solid or liquid matter

* Bacteria & Viruses
* Cat Allergens & Pollen
* Dust Mites & Mold Spores
 
 
 

Particulates have the ability to penetrate
deep into the lungs and blood stream causing
heart attacks and respiratory disease.

Gases

* Carbon Monoxide
* Radon
* VOC’s
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are toxic airborne chemicals emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids that pose multiple health hazards. They damage your:
* Liver
* Kidney
* Central Nervous System
If it is alive you have to kill it; if it is dead you have to trap it!

Mold

 

The effects of mold can cause permanent health problems

Common Types of Mold

Aspergillus – Members of this genus are reported to cause a variety of opportunistic infections of the ears and eyes.

 

Chaetomium – People who are exposed to Chaetomium may be predisposed to permanent neurological damage of the myelin sheath.

Stachybotrys – This fungus may produce a trichothecene mycotoxin which is poisonous by inhalation. The mycotoxin is also reported to be a liver and kidney carcinogen.
Two square inches of mold can release
more than 2 million spores!

Mold Remediation

 

We take care of mold in attics, in basements, or anywhere mold grows. We use foaming and fogging methods and protocols to not only destroy the mold and airborne contaminants,but literally extract even the roots of the mold out of wood surfaces.

What we do:

  • Find and eliminate the source
  • Decontaminate the affected areas.
  • Install effective systems to maintain the purified envi-ronment.
We use green, biodegradable, non-toxic, non-corrosive decontamination products that are completely safe for children and pets. The products are so safe, they are EPA approved for use in hospitals, nursing homes, and even restaurants.

Radon Mitigation

 

Radon is the leading cause of death in the home. It kills more people every year than drunk driving. Radon gas kills a person every 25 minutes. It is a colorless, odorless gas that when inhaled creates a chemical reaction in your lungs which causes cancer.

ALERT!

 

By law, you can’t sell your home without disclosing high levels to buyers.

 
 

 

Our radon mitigation is geared towards home owners not home sellers. We use one of the most powerful fans on the market. We also install an alarm system that alerts you if the fan ever stops working.

disclosing high levels to buyers.

 
 
 

We guarantee a level below 2.0 and install an electronic continuous radon detector to ensure your air is safe today and in the future.

Dirty Air Ducts

 

Every time your furnace runs, things are sucked into your ductwork: dust, pet hair, cooking grease, cigarette smoke, and other debris that will stay in your ductwork until they eventually decay and are released back into the airstream for you and your family to breathe.

 
 
 

This picture may give you an accurate picture of the air quality you breathe. After the air passes over the crud and decaying debris in your furnace and ductwork, it ends up in your lungs.

 
 
 

We guarantee a level below 2.0 and install an electronic continuous radon detector to ensure your air is safe today and in the future.

 
 
 
 

The HEPA-AIRE method used by our company uses the most advanced source removal equipment to properly clean your air ducts and dryer vent.

Decontamination Fog

 

 

 
We use a special non-toxic, environmentally safe, EPA registered decontamination fog in your entire house and air ducts. This formula is utilized by the US military and FEMA to neutralize:

  • Bacteria & Viruses including COVID-19
  • VOCs
60 minute proven destruction time

Attack on Immunity

Indoor Air Contaminants:

  • Particulates – Mold, Bacteria and Viruses
  • Volatile Organic Compounds -Toxic Airborne Chemicals
  • Radon Gas or Carbon Monoxide
  • Health Effects on You:

  • Particulates have the ability to penetrate deep into your lungs and blood stream causing heart attacks and respiratory disease.
  • VOC’s damage your liver, kidney & central nervous system
Clean Air
 

The next step is to purify your air through an ionization process. This special device mounts in your furnace producing positive and negative ions killing mold, bacteria and viruses while reducing allergens and VOCs.

This system not only remove pollutants from air,
but actually destroys or traps them completely
 
 

Air purifiers minimize odors and help to mitigate allergies.

 
 
 

Air purifiers control mold growth preventing them from spreading into places where they could germinate.

Bacteria and viruses are drawn into the air purifier system, where their hydrogen atoms are separated.
 
 
 
 
 

 

This forces the pathogens to become inert, effectively killing and removing them.

Sickness Insurance

What monthly premium would you pay if you could avoid being sick for the rest of your life? $50,$150,$500?
I don’t know what the fair market value of a policy like this would be but I think we would all agree it would be a lot.
 
 
 

Some people are afraid of dying some aren’t; but I don’t a know a single person who likes being sick.

 

Our homes are contributing to our health
problems by making our immune systems work harder every day.

Clean Air

 

Immunity refers to the body’s ability to prevent the invasion of pathogens. Pathogens are foreign disease-causing substances, such as bacteria and viruses, and people are exposed to them every day.

 
 

Cleaning your air is the solution. It involves 4 simple steps to take control over your health and strengthen your immunity:

  • Step 1: Mold Remediation and/ or Radon Mitigation
  • Step 2: Clean & Sanitize Air Ducts, Dryer Vent & Furnace
  • Step 3: Whole House Decontamination Fog
  • Step 4: Install I-Wave R Air Purifier in Furnace

Water Quality

Armadillo Lifestyle Composite Decking is the ultimate choice for low maintenance, high performance, long-lasting deck. Our composite decking is wrapped on all four sides with a polyethylene protective shell to creative a natural wood grain finish and protect against fading, weathering, stains, mold, and mildew.

How much of the human body is water?

  • The answer is 60%
  • The brain has a composition of around 73% water

Cryptosporidium

There is a parasite that can live for several days even in a chlorinated environment; it’s called cryptosporidium, and it is the leading cause of outbreaks of diarrhea tied to water in the U.S., according to the CDC.
The agency warned that the number of crypto cases in the U.S. has increased an average of 13% per year since 2009. It is contracted when people drink water contaminated with the parasite, and it can cause loose, watery diarrhea that can last up to three weeks and lead to life-threatening dehydration, malnutrition and even death.

1 micron filters will capture Cryptosporidium

City Water

History of Water Treatment
Permanent water chlorination began in 1905, when a faulty slow sand filter and a contaminated water supply caused a se – rious typhoid fever epidemic in Lincoln, England.
The first continuous use of chlorine in the United States for disinfection took place in 1908 in New Jersey. Chlorine is a highly efficient disinfectant, and is added to public water supplies to kill disease-causing pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, and protozoans.

Dangerous Disinfection By-Products

Disinfection by chlorination can produce compounds known as disinfection by-products called trihalomethanes which cause liver and kidney cancer, as well as heart disease.
Where tap water is chlorinated, it should be dechlorinated before use in an aquarium, since chlorine can harm aquatic life in the same way it kills microorganisms.

PFAS (PFOS & PFOA)

In 1938, Dr. Plunkett discovered nonstick PFAS chemicals by accident during a failed experiment with refrigerants. Within 10 years, DuPont was producing about 2 million pounds of PFAS compounds per year.
From the late 1940s to the 2000s, PFAS was the 3M Corporation’s wonder product. The qualities that made it so useful, however, also make it virtually impossible to break down in nature — giving the compounds the ominous nickname “the for- ever chemical.”
Michigan has the highest levels of PFOS in the country making it the most dangerous place to drink from the faucet.

Some of the potential effects on human health are:

  • Thyroid Dysfunction
  • Delayed Puberty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Increased Levels of Uric Acid
  • Liver Problems
  • Cholesterol Changes
  • Immune Disorders

PFAS in Michigan

Department of Environmental Services
Water filtration units that use granular activated carbon can be effective in removing the PFAS compounds. A number of water pitcher, water faucet and refrigerator-based carbon filtersare commonly used in homes. Studies have shown these types of filters typically remove approximately 30%- 70% of the PFAS in water.
Treatment of all of the water entering the home can be best accomplished by a carbon-based POE system.2 stage carbon filters were found to remove over 95% of PFAS.

My Water is Hard—So What?

Water hardness refers to the level of certain minerals, particularly calcium and magnesium, found in your tap water.
 

Hard water causes limescale buildup inside pipe systems, toilets, water fixtures, and appliances leading to  damaged seals, clogging, and leakage.

Calcium and magnesium are good for healthy bones, but they are the bad guys when it comes to certain appliances.
Polyphosphates For Hard Water
Polyphosphates have been used for many years in municipal and industrial water systems to control hard water issues.
Polyphosphate crystals
  • Sequester calcium, aragonite and hard water minerals.
  • Phosphates are used in water systems to inhibit corrosion of water mains and plumbing.
  • Reduce soluble lead and copper in potable water
  • Clean or dissolve precipitated mineral scale already existent in water distribution lines

Polyphosphate water conditioning can eliminate the use of a water softener and does not require salt purchases.

Eliminate Salt Purchases:

DANGER!

Residents of Texas have been warned about using tap water after a deadly brain-eating microbe was found in the city’s water supply.
 
 
  • Tests confirmed the presence of Naegleria fowleri in the system. The amoeba can cause an infection of the brain, which is usually fatal.
  • Eight Texas communities were told not to use their water supply for any reason except to flush toilets after a young child passed away.
  • They later were told that people could begin using the water, but must boil it before drinking it.
  • Residents were also told to take other measures, including not allowing water to go up their noses while showering or bathing.
  • Those infected with Naegleria fowleri have symptoms including fever, nausea and vomiting, as well as a stiff neck and headaches. Most die within a week.
  • Naegleria fowleri is microscopic ranging from 8 micrometers to 15 micrometers in size and has been know to be resistant to chlorine.
  • The CDC reports that infections have been reported in northern
    states as well.

What is a Micron?

Filter ‘Class’

You may see filters given a ‘class’ rating based on their effectiveness. This rating is based on the micron size too.
Class I 0.5 to < 1 micron
Class II 1 to <5 microns
Class III 5 to <15 microns

Water Problems:

Attack on Immunity

  • Chlorination produces Disinfection By-Products
  • Brain-Eating Microbes & Cryptosporidium
  • PFAS, Lead, and other Contaminants

Health Effects on You:

Fever, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, headaches, thyroid dys- function, delayed puberty, osteoarthritis, liver problems, cho- lesterol changes, immune disorders, liver and kidney cancer, heart disease, and death

Hard Water also does damage to your Home and Appliances

WATER FILTRATION FOR THE WHOLE HOUSE

 

is the best solution that will protect you and your home

4 Stage Coconut Shell Catalytic Carbon Block Filter:

  • Class I Filter
  • Sub-micron (0.2) Filter
  • Removes 99.95% of Microbes
  • Polyphosphates
  • High Capacity – 5 years
  • High Flow
  • Improves Taste & Odor
  • NSF 42 & 53 Certified